Just to correct you view of Churchill, if he was concerned about the British Army taking on the Germans he would have hardly have sent them to Italy (1943 onwards) or carried on in the desert till 1943. By the way, does El Alamein mean anything to you? It certainly did to Churchill.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Gallipoli and the Lebanese quagmire